|Thirteen years in the making, the Crescent City Farmers
Market Cookbook is ready for the audience that has long been
awaiting it. The world’s loudly proclaimed interest in New
Orleans—its food, its culture, and most recently its struggle to
rebuild after one of the greatest disasters in modern
times—proves that, now more than ever, there is tremendous demand
for such a book.
Poppy Tooker tells the story of the Crescent City Farmers Market
through her distinctly New Orleans voice as one of a local food
preservationist, Slow Food New Orleans founder, and longtime market
With a market tradition dating back to the late 1600s,
the story of the rise and decline of New Orleans’ city markets
the creation of the Crescent City Farmers Market is both educational
and entertaining. Tooker recalls whimsical and wacky market events with
both prose and archival photography.
On a more serious note, she tells compelling stories of Hurricane
Katrina’s devastating impact on market vendors from an
of view. More than 70 profiles of key market vendors are included,
humanizing the book’s recipes in a truly unique way.
The Crescent City Farmers
Market Cookbook incorporates renowned New
Orleans chefs’ recipes inspired by the region’s seasonal
well as family favorites from market vendors and shoppers. More than
125 recipes, ranging from Creole classics such as Oysters Rockefeller,
Gumbo Z’Herbes, and Bread Pudding to Gator-Tater Salad, Asian
Slaw, Chevre-Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Kakurei Turnip and Pork Fricasse,
Barbecue Shrimp Pie, and Satsuma- Chocolate Gelato reveal why New
Orleans is one of the great food cities of the world.. .
Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook
by Poppy Tooker